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“running water”(4 reviews)
Via Vittorio Emanuele, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews wash house clothes washing running water cool spot natural water the main street hidden away quick look middle ages medieval times daily life old town worth a quick visit hidden treasure in great condition cefalu town free entry
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide took us here and demonstrated how they wash clothes in medieval times. It is accessed by elegant lava stone steps.The water comes from the underground River Cefalino comes to the surface. Took a great picture of my husband showing how he does laundry.

Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 6 days ago

You could walk place this but it is worth a look. It's the old washhouse and there is no charge and open to the airIts also a favourite place for a musician to place themselves.There is a good restaurant at the top of the steps...More

Thank Susanlockyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

a short walk from one of the entrances to the old part of the city, and down a few steps, amazing to think it was still in use up to a while ago!

Thank Gill N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free, interesting and a tad surreal I loved it great photos but the water is really cold (it washes up into the sea outside)

Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this by chance early this morning after getting off the train from Palermo. A great quirky find, which feels full of history in its walls. A lovely cool relaxed atmosphere too with the sound of water & stone. Had the place to ourselves for...More

1  Thank Lainey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most interesting to see how people did their washing seven hundred years ago: fresh water from the spring going into lots of little basins with stone "washboards" in front of them...

Thank uliwjazz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful piece of archaeology that is worth getting up early to visit. For much of the day it can be very crowded and this spoils the experience. Go early.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If we hadn’t been on a tour buggy we would not have known what to make of this ancient laundry.Well worth a few minutes to go back in time of a washday Monday!!

Thank Shirley A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting site of how people washed cloths until the 1950’s. The water is fresh and cold and it’s quite ingenious. I would have liked to see a bit more information on site but that’s why tourists rely on guidebooks. Take a peek.

Thank IvanaSydney2010
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Being at the place itself we didn’t have nor see any context of what we were looking at. Without that it’s just a stream of water and some holes. Unfortunate that there isn’t any more information available at the spot.

Thank Menno007
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